My Summer Home

Since summer is coming, my thoughts turn to the place that was most influential in my life. This was my grandfather’s summer home in Miller Place New York. From my birth until I was sixteen I spent each summer there with my family in glorious innocence and freedom. So...

Start with a House: Homes with a Life Partner

Sharing Space, Ideas, Chores, and Love Homes with Hank The fifteenth house that I lived in was the beginning of living with Hank. 15. If I had to divide my life into phases, this most recent phase started when I met Hank in 1988. We’ve often said we were led to each...

Start with a House: On My Own

The World is My Oyster Homes I’m on a roll. It’s 1969 and I’m on my own. I need my own place. 6. After graduation from Wagner College in 1969, I was out on my own. Each place where I lived was absolutely “mine.” My first apartment was a small studio on...

Be a Writing Detective

Sometimes, not very often, I want to just sit down and write. There’s no deadline, no story to polish, no workshop script to write. I just want to doodle along and see what comes. Being Creative in Writing Other creative writing comes from my Snippets pad that...